Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Bombs away for Orlando
By Chris Forsberg
Soobum Im/US PresswireRyan Anderson chucks a 3.
Coming off the Knicks' 3-point blitz Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden (19 of 32 beyond the arc), things don't get much easier when the Magic come to town Wednesday. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Orlando has shot more 3-pointers than any other team this season, leading the NBA with 26.8 attempts per game. What's more, 34.4 percent of their total field goal attempts have been triples, by far the highest percentage in the league:
Highest percentage of FGA from 3-point range Magic - 34.4
Knicks - 28.3
Nets - 28.2
Mavericks - 27.3
More from Stats and Info: The Magic have lived behind the arc this season with 32.4 percent of the Magic’s total points this season coming from 3-pointers, by far the highest percentage in the NBA:
Highest percentage of points from 3-point range Magic - 32.4
Warriors - 25.1
Nets - 25.0
The Celtics can hang their hat on the fact that, entering Tuesday's game against the Knicks, they ranked No. 1 in the NBA with opponents shooting a mere 29.7 percent beyond the arc.